March 9th, 2009



Lori and I saw Watchmen yesterday. (My context: I've read the graphic novel a few times, but years ago.) Capsule review: I generally liked it. It's definitely not for kids.

I found myself able to see a lot more detail and nuance than I am with most movies I see. Some of that was my familiarity with the comic. Some of it also was the movie--there were very few lines that I found difficult to understand, and the careful use of slowed motion made it much easier for me to understand the action scenes.

So since I'm so excited about having more insights than usual, I'm talking about them. Spoileriffic discussion ahead! (These insights may apply to the comic as well; I haven't read it recently, so I'm not sure.)

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